If I ever had a new aria to learn I would listen to Gedda first in order to make sure I was “doing it right.”
Garrett Harris 4 p.m., Feb. 27
RIYL: Johnny Different, Vera’s Veil, John Miller and the Payback
Inception: San Diego, 2010
Simple Mantra founder keyboardist/composer/producer Bill Moore recruited former bandmates Ryan Vernazza (Johnny Different, Vera’s Veil, John Miller and the Payback) on guitar and Craig Hoffman (drums) for a new band project in 2010. Michelle “Chelley” Mantra joined as vocalist, then Dakota Sigl found her place as bass player and backup vocalist, and Simple Mantra was born.
Their debut album is called Ashes of June.